We all had it — the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. And at that table staged dramas worthy of Westeros itself: one kid was angling to join the grown up table, another was furious that he didn’t get as much stuffing as his sister, someone else felt it important that we all hear the Thanksgiving song (what) her school taught her… It was, basically, chaos.
This week, as we prepare for a very strange holiday season in the U.S., let’s write a scene with all the politicking and intrigue of a prestige drama you would find on HBO …but set it at …. the kids’ table. Aim to have at least four characters with very distinct personalities and wants/needs that collide with each other. That is, after all, the essence of drama.
Just a reminder… For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis on film or play writing — but anything goes. Use these to fuel any creative endeavor. Feel free to review the project here.
And, of course, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, American readers! Please have a safe holiday and eat some turkey for me!